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Monday, October 22, 2012

interesting bit about stacked walls_Thanks Revit Geek!

Thanks  Brian Mackey (The Revit Geek)

NOTE: see the Revit 2013 note at bottom

Stacked Walls and Design Options

A client was having an issue working with design options and stacked walls the other day.  When the stacked wall was selected it wouldn’t allow it to become part of a design option.  I started an new file and had the same issue as he was having, however when I went to do it again for this post the issue didn’t happen again, then I realized it had been changed in Revit 2013.  I thought I should post it anyway in case this issue does happen for others still using 2012.
As with any element if the host is going to be apart of the design option then anything hosted to it must be part of that same option.  For instance all doors and windows hosted in a wall must be part of the same design option the wall is in.  Stacked walls are the same, each wall type that make up the stacked wall are hosted to the stacked wall (at least we will say that for this situation), so the stacked wall and all of the individual wall types that make up the stack must be selected in order to become part of a design option.  For this to happen the “Tab” key will need to be used to select the individual wall types.




**In Revit 2013 they improved on the entire selection process for adding elements to design options.  Most notably if you select a host element now everything associated with that element will become part of the design option.  No longer do we have to select all the doors, windows, etc they just go.  HUGE improvement for working with design options in my opinion.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Revit 2013 - update 2!

From Luke over at What Revit Wants

  (nice find - thanks Luke!)



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Revit 2013 Update 2 download links

It doesn't seem to be 'official' yet, but there is a definitely Update 2 download links live at:

Revit Architecture 2013 Update 2

Revit Structure 2013 Update 2

Revit MEP 2013 Update 2

Revit OneBox / RVT (for Suites) Update 2

For Revit OneBox (Building Design Suite version), the link should also eventually appear at:
when it is available (I will also update this post when there is an official suite version Update 2 link)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CADclip's REVIT 2013 Video on Graphic Design Options

Thanks CADclip for this vid on Graphic Design Options - good place to see all the variations within Graphic Display Options

 These new options which include Background Images, Photographic Exposure, Transparency and much more are all available in various views such Sections, Elevations, Perspective and isometric 3D views for Hidden Line, Shaded, Consistent Colors and Realistic visual styles. You can also save these settings to a View Template to apply it to other views. These are all features used to enhance the visual effect of the views but do not require 'Rendering'.